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Coronation visit of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1902 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Searle & co (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    450-1905

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal was struck in Commemoration of the Coronation visit of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to the City of London on 25th October, 1902.

It is signed Searle & co and dated 1902. Established in the City of London in 1893 Searle and Co specialises in antique and modern jewellery and silverware.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse an inscription and the conjured busts of King and Queen to the left. On the reverse on the left are seated figures of the King and Queen receiving an address from the City of London in the guise of a woman, draped and wearing a mural crown. On the right is a figure of Fame, proclaiming the event, and in the background, the Guildhall. In the left lower corner are sprigs of myrtle with a scroll entwined bearing the motto CIVIVM AMOR ET FIDES.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1902 (dated)

Artist/maker

Searle & co (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

'IN HONOUR OF THE VISIT OF THEIR MAJESTIES KING EDWARD VII AND QUEEN ALEXANDRA TO THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LONDON, 25. Oct. 1902.'
Inscribed on the obverse

'CIVIVM AMOR ET FIDES'
Inscribed on the reverse on the scroll.

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.6 cm

Object history note

Struck in Commemoration of the Coronation visit of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to the City of London on 25th October, 1902. Given by the Corporation of the City of London.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Commemoration of the Coronation visit of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to the City of London in 1902, by Searle & co, England, 1902

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1905 - 1908. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1907, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, 1909, p. 92

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Myrtle; Crown; Woman; Scroll

Categories

Coins & Medals; Royalty; Sculpture; Metalwork

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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